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    65 Things You Should Do Right Now To Avoid Burnout

    65 Things You Should Do Right Now To Avoid Burnout
    This past Tuesday, I took a day off of school. This is not normal for me, and I even had to fight my urge to go up to school and make sure things were running smoothly. I even drove up to the school and chose not to get out of the car. Why? Because I had a chance where I knew ...
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    25 Tips for Less Stress

    25 Tips for Less Stress
    1. Drink Water 2. Wake Up Earlier 3. Eliminate Junk Food 4. Increase Healthy Foods 5. Kill Your TV 6. Declutter Your Desk 7. Declutter Your Desktop 8. Declutter Your Inbox 9. Declutter Your House 10. Declutter Your Car 11. Reduce Paperwork 12. Reduce Responsibilities 13. Reduce Phone Calls 14. Reduce Possessions 15. Reduce Your Lifestyle [widget:966] 16. Deepen Your ...
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    Online Professional Development Courses: School Safety

    Teaching, in partnership with The School Resources & Training Institute, is offering online sessions for school personnel with a special discounted rate. h4. *The two courses being featured are:* _School Resource Officer as First Responder and Negotiator_ _Stress and Trauma Management_ The courses have been developed by Dominick Mosino, a highly decorated former chief Hostage Negotiator of the NYPD and the ...
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    10 Small Steps That Can Make a Big Security Impact in Schools

    10 Small Steps That Can Make a Big Security Impact in Schools
    To help administrators in need of a quick security review, Wren has developed a “Top 10” list of things to do to improve campus security.  1) Historical Lessons 
What do documented problems from the past tell you about potential security gaps? Have those gaps been closed over the summer or will you need to make changes now to improve safety? Anticipate having ...
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    School Security: Fact or Fiction?

    School Security: Fact or Fiction?
    It’s always nice to feel like you’re on top of what’s going on at your school. When it comes to security, the reality of the situation can easily be clouded with rumors, misconceptions, and even media coverage that may or may not have anything to do directly with your school. In today’s world, it can prove difficult to separate perception from ...
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    Detention and Danger

    Is it unconstitutional for school officials to detain a student without notifying her parent? And is it unlawful for a school resource officer to detain a student long enough to deliver her to a school official for investigation of a school offense? Two cases that reached the appellate level in their respective jurisdictions address these questions. h4. Detention w/o Notification OK ...
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    Scary Drawings, Difficult Decisions

    Scary Drawings, Difficult Decisions
    "This case highlights the difficulties of school administrators charged to balance their duty to provide a safe school with the constitutional rights of individual students when violence in schools is a serious concern,” wrote a federal appellate court judge in a Louisiana case, the appeal from which, the Supreme Court recently declined to hear. At the age of fourteen, and in ...
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    Earthquakes & Fire Safety

    Earthquakes & Fire Safety
    A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after an earthquake. You can greatly reduce ...
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    Spark Students Interest in Fire Safety Week

    Spark Students Interest in Fire Safety Week
    Fire related incidents is the number three cause of death for children in the U.S. What can teachers do to help? Spend Fire Safety week educating your students on procedures that can save lives. h4. Learn About Fire h4. 1. Fire is FAST! There is little time! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control ...
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    50 Quick Ways to Reduce School Stress

    50 Quick Ways to Reduce School Stress
    School can be a tremendously stressful place for educators. It's important to not let stress stand in the way of you having a good day. If you can reduce your stress, you will able to focus your energy on more important things, like planning lessons, preparing your class and interacting with your students. Even the simple tasks below can help ...
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    School Violence and Liability

    When school violence is discussed, the April, 1999, massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, represents the worst case this country has seen…so far: a teacher and twelve students were killed and twenty-three others were wounded by two teenaged students. And it could have been much worse. Had the most powerful of the suspects’ bombs detonated the death toll would ...
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    Violence and Psychiatric Evaluation

    h4. Student showing propensity for violence can be required to undergo psychiatric evaluation Michael Demers and his parents filed a federal lawsuit against school officials after he was suspended from school following his refusal to undergo a psychiatric exam. The suit alleged among other things, a violation of Michael’s due process rights. School officials sought to have Michael psychiatrically examined after ...
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    “Gut Feeling” does not Amount to Reasonable Suspicion to Search

    h4. “Gut Feeling” does not Amount to Reasonable Suspicion to Justify a Search A.H., a high school freshman appealed a trial court’s refusal to suppress evidence, marijuana, found in his wallet during a school search. The search took place after a physical education teacher, who was selling the student a physical education uniform, could not understand the student as he pronounced ...
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    Administrative Search of Students May be Reasonable

    A case decided on November 13, 2003 from the Austin (TX) Independent School District analyzed administrative searches of students at an “Alternative Learning Center.” In the Matter of O.E., 2003 Tex. App. LEXIS 9586 (Ct. App. Texas 3d Dist. Austin 2003). O.E. was arrested at the Alternative Learning Center following a daily “general” search of all students entering the school. The ...
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    Teacher Talks About Sex Honestly With Students

    Teacher Talks About Sex Honestly With Students
    Why one teacher asks his students to respect and love each other enough to wait to have sex until they're ready. Sometimes when I'm feeling tired, stressed, or just plain lazy, I will use a planning period to meander down to the school counselor’s office, plop down on her couch, and demand that she fix what ails me. A few weeks ...
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    4 Ways to Make Your Emergency Drills Worthwhile

    4 Ways to Make Your Emergency Drills Worthwhile
    Nothing worthwhile comes easy. At least some work and thought are required to make any project successful and meaningful, including emergency drills at school. You may recall from your own school days, the quite common fire drill. It’s likely that the fire drill’s greatest significance was the fact that it cut short your 6th period Algebra class. The prinicipal might have ...
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    A Simple Blueprint for Stress Relief

    A Simple Blueprint for Stress Relief
    It's been a while since I've talked about stress relief, but I have some new ideas that I think might help you if you're struggling at this point in the school year. What I'm proposing for you to try out, be it this weekend or during a weekday a mental health day, is to take your mind out of time. Sometimes ...
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    The Destination: A Safer Learning Environment

    The Destination: A Safer Learning Environment
    This summer, administrators may be focused on making a number of tough decisions in light of shrinking budgets. One area where decisions might be re-evaluated is investment in security systems and policies. Unfortunately, many administrators are so concerned with getting on the quick path to security that they fail to bear in mind their final destination. Isn’t it worth a moment ...
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    Keeping Security Top of Mind

    Keeping Security Top of Mind
    Teachers are focused on what they know and love: teaching. Out of necessity for strained schedules and security being assigned to the school’s disciplinarian or security officer, the idea of teachers being actively involved in their school’s security program is often an afterthought. And, some might even consider it a disruption to what they’re at the school to do. But security ...
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    Lessons From a Distrubing Videotape Prank

    Lessons From a Distrubing Videotape Prank
    In the article "Judge orders teens to post apology on YouTube. "A judge here is using YouTube to punish two boys who used the video-sharing website for a prank that ended with battery and criminal mischief charges against them.” At the end of the article it also stated that “The teens wrote, filmed and edited the apology video. They also were ...
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